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SHADOWS FALL's BRIAN FAIR: 'We Should Have Died'

After a string of headlining shows, SHADOWS FALL will make their Ozzfest debut this Saturday, June 28 in San Antonio TX. Unfortunately, the trip down to Texas was not that easy, and Brain Fair (vocals) goes onto describe the whole frightening experience. "When the tour began, we had a screw up with the bus company ...

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SIX FEET UNDER: New Album Complete

SIX FEET UNDER frontman Chris Barnes has posted the following studio update to the group's official web site: "Well, well… Hello again, everyone out there! The new CD, 'Bringer Of Blood', is finally fully mastered and complete. I am proud to say everything worked out great from beginning to end. It's by far our most ...

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MNEMIC Tap FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY Man To Remix Album Cut

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have tapped legendary FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY man Rhys Fulber (FEAR FACTORY, PARADISE LOST) to remix their track "BloodStained" for inclusion on a special edition of their forthcoming debut album, "Mechanical Spin Phenomena", and on an exclusive club ...

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DANZIG Land New Drummer

Bevan Davies from the band COMES WITH THE FALL (and also substitute/touring drummer for JERRY CANTRELL in 2001 and 2002) has officially joined DANZIG as the band's new drummer. Davies' first live appearance with the group will take place on Friday, July 4 at the Bilbao Accion Rock Festival at Parque de Zorrozaurre-Deusto in Spain. ...

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LIFE OF AGONY Re-Launch Official Web Site

LIFE OF AGONY have re-launched their official web site at www.lifeofagony.com, complete with Quicktime clips from their upcoming DVD, an all-new message board and a merchandise store. LIFE OF AGONY's upcoming double-live CD and DVD, titled "River Runs Again: Live 2003", will be released in late August/early September through SPV Records worldwide. The ...

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FREDDIE MERCURY Gets An Erection

A statue honoring late QUEEN frontman Freddie Mercury has been erected at the Dominion Theatre in London, home of the stage show "We Will Rock You", according to Undercover News. Brianmaynews.com reports the statue is eight meters tall (approx. 27 feet) and was placed at the Dominion in Tottenham Court Road on Saturday morning to ...

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Former OZZY OSBOURNE Drummer To Launch New Project

Former OZZY OSBOURNE/PRIDE AND GLORY and current BILLY IDOL drummer Brian Tichy has posted the following message to his official web site: "Howdy. I am currently working on a new original band. We will give more details soon. No drastic changes. It is still mainly heavy, guitar driven shit with a bit of melody here ...

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MNEMIC Film Video For 'Ghost'

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have shot a music video in Gothenburg, Sweden, for the track "Ghost", the first single off their debut album, "Mechanical Spin Phenomena", due on July 28 thorugh Nuclear Blast Records. The music video was directed by Patric ...

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DIABOLIC Name New CD

Florida death metallers DIABOLIC have set "Infinity Through Purification" as the title for their fourth full-length album, tentatively due in October through Century Media/Olympic Records. The album, which is being described by the band as "the most evolved and interesting DIABOLIC record yet, with complex song structures and tempos among the most brutal in the ...

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KISS To Publish Official Biography

KISS will release their official biography in the fall, according to Launch. It's called "Kiss: Behind The Mask", and it features recollections from the band and photographs from the KISS archives, many of which have never been published. The book also includes comments from AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry, THE WHO's Pete Townshend, Ozzy Osbourne, Brian ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE To Release Special Box Set In November

Death metal legends CANNIBAL CORPSE will be releasing a box set containing three CDs and one DVD in November. Included on the CDs will be CANNIBAL CORPSE's original demo that the band made before signing to Metal Blade Records in 1990, three new cover songs, the unreleased "Created To Kill" album (recorded during the "Vile" ...

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Former LIFE OF AGONY Singer To Tour Europe

Former LIFE OF AGONY frontman Keith Caputo will embark on a European tour in September/October. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Jul. 27 - Dortmund, GER @ Visions Festival Sep. 04 - Hilversum, NETH @ Tagrijn Sep. 05 - Tilburg, NETH @ 013 Sep. 06 - Varsselder, NETH @ Huntenpop Sep. 07 - Aschaffenburg, ...

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MNEMIC Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have parted ways with bassist Mikkel Larsen and have replaced him with ex-GROPE four-stringer Tomas "Oberst" Koefod. MNEMIC will release their debut album, "Mechanical Spin Phenomena", in Europe on July 28 through Nuclear Blast Records. The CD ...

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MNEMIC Name Debut CD

Danish "hybrid metal" act MNEMIC, featuring former INVOCATOR session drummer Brian Rasmussen and ex-MERCENARY guitarist Mircea G. Eftemie, have set "Mechanical Spin Phenomena" as the title for their forthcoming debut album, due in Europe on July 28 through Nuclear Blast Records. The CD, which was recorded at AntFarm studio with producer Tue Madsen, will contain ...

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KORN Drummer: New Album Will Be Simpler, More Stripped Down

KORN guitarists James "Munky" Shaffer and Brian "Head" Welch are currently at a Los Angeles studio recording their parts for the group's new album, tentatively due in the fall. According to drummer David Silveria, the as-yet-untitled CD is "a little heavier, a little more simple than the last couple records, a little more riff-based, not ...

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FU MANCHU Working On New Material

FU MANCHU drummer Scott Reeder has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "The band has been working the past two and half weeks doing some pre-production on new songs with the man behind the sonic assault of our live album, Mr. Brian J. Dobbs. He is a veteran of the mix ...

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Former SKUNK ANANSIE Guitarist To Issue Solo Album

Former SKUNK ANANSIE guitarist Ace will issue his long-awaited solo album, "Still Hungry", on June 23 through West 46th Records/Snapper Music. Among the guest musicians appearing on the CD are MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister, ONE MINUTE SILENCE's Brian "Yap" Barry and SKINDRED's Benji. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Jet To ...

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Former LIFE OF AGONY Drummer To Perform With SUPERMASSIV

SUPERMASSIV, the New York-based band featuring ex-TYPE O NEGATIVE/LIFE OF AGONY drummer Sal Abruscato, will be performing live on Friday, June 6 at L'Amour in Brooklyn, New York. More dates will be announced soon. As previously reported, SUPERMASSIV will have the song "Fake" included as a bonus track on the forthcoming LIFE OF AGONY double ...

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AMONG THIEVES: Live Video Posted Online

AMONG THIEVES have posted a streaming video sample of "My Mistake" from their forthcoming "Soundscam" Enhanced CD at this location. The band, who feature in their ranks former LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert and BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler, will release "Soundscam" on May 28 through Japan's Daymare Recordings. The 11-track CD includes ...

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SUPERMASSIV Track To Be Included On LIFE OF AGONY Live CD

SUPERMASSIV, the New York-based band featuring ex-TYPE O NEGATIVE/LIFE OF AGONY drummer Sal Abruscato, will have the song "Fake" included as a bonus track on the forthcoming LIFE OF AGONY double live CD, "River Runs Again 2003". "River Runs Again 2003", which features the classic LIFE OF AGONY lineup of Abruscato, Keith Caputo (vocals), Alan ...

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Former SACRED REICH Guitarist Resurfaces In THE HUMAN CONDITION

Former SACRED REICH guitarist Wiley Arnett has teamed up with the multifaceted singer and lyricist Patrick Flannery, frontman of the notorious shock metal band ST. MADNESS (Nasty Prick Records), in a new project called THE HUMAN CONDITION. The band, which is rounded out by Scott Twitty (BLUDGEON) and newcomer Brian Webb, recently issued their debut ...

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AMONG THIEVES To Release 'Soundscam' In May

AMONG THIEVES, the New York-based band featuring former LIFE OF AGONY bassist Alan Robert and BIOHAZARD drummer Danny Schuler, will release a full-length CD, entitled "Soundscam", on May 28 through Japan's Daymare Recordings. The 11-track CD includes three studio tracks produced and mixed by Michael Barbiero (METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES) and seven live songs recorded ...

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BRIAN PERRY Leaves PRONG

Bassist Brian Perry has left PRONG. No reason was given for his departure. Perry has previously played with JAKE E. LEE, LIZZY BORDEN, and DIRTY LOOKS and was featured on PRONG's recently-issued live album, "100% Live". For more information, visit Perry's official web site at www.brianperry.net. PRONG have just completed work on their ...

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ANGEL 13 Showcase For Labels, Post New Music

New York-based ANGEL 13 have posted two recently-recorded demo tracks for download via their official web site at this location. The band, who consist of Luke Brian (vocals), Timothy Falzone (bass), Marcelo Vaz (guitar), and Scott Harris (drums), have been playing out locally and are currently shopping their music to interested major labels, ...

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Rhode Island Town Considers Nightclub Fire Memorial

Authorities in the town where a nightclub fire killed 99 people are asking the victims' survivors to decide if the site should be turned into a memorial, according to the Associated Press. West Warwick officials want to convert the site to honor those who died and the nearly 200 people who were injured Feb. 20 ...

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KORN's SILVERIA Begins Laying Down Tracks For New Album

KORN's David Silveria is in the studio laying down drum tracks for the follow-up to "Untouchables", frontman Jonathan Davis revealed during an online chat with fans at the Korn.com web site. "We wanted to get back into the studio to do the album we wanted to do," Davis said. " 'Untouchables' was great, but it ...

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